UCI introduces approved equipment scheme

Fabian Cancellara's Specialized team bike 2009

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), cycle sport's governing body, will introduce a scheme from January 1 2011 giving approval to bicycle frames and forks that comply with its technical regulations.

Components that comply with the UCI's stringent regulations regarding race worthy equipment will bear an 'Approved by UCI' label in an attempt to help manufacturers, teams and consumers select equipment that will not break racing regulations. A list of approved items will appear on the UCI's website in the scheme that we first reported in May.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.